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  1. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    I thought it was supposed to be a currency? No,...

    I thought it was supposed to be a currency? No, failed at that. Store of value? Nope, 20k to 6k doesn't look like a store of value to me (needs to be less volatile). It is however, a tool for sheer...
  2. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    I've seen the light :). I've wanted to like it...

    I've seen the light :).
    I've wanted to like it but see it as a cesspool to be honest. You only have to look at some of the characters involved in ICO;s, exchanges etc. It's worse than the system...
  3. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Charts are useless. The number of stupid people...

    Charts are useless. The number of stupid people looking at the past and expecting it to repeat is astounding. The market is different now than anytime in the past. Those that have made good money...
  4. Thread: Cryptocurrency

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    Stop gambling on crypto-****coins. At least...

    Stop gambling on crypto-****coins. At least invest in something with intrinsic value, actually does something useful and ethically and morally sound. I dunno, the banks or something

    :)
  5. Thread: Ir35 2020

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    Well, they need to do it fairly. I'm sure there...

    Well, they need to do it fairly. I'm sure there are contractors in central government, been there a long while like 10 years, typical perm positions but still deemed outside.
    I see similar roles...
  6. Thread: House prices

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    It's propaganda to get more fools to part with...

    It's propaganda to get more fools to part with their banks money and be pwned by a mortgage for the next 50 years.
    According to a few agents near me the market is rubbish despite a shortage of...
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    Well, life is what you make it. If you must marry...

    Well, life is what you make it. If you must marry some bint and bring some little buggers into the world that's the life you have chosen.
    I look at married couples with kids and just think "sad",...
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    Really? I doubt that happens often. The...

    Really? I doubt that happens often. The agency/agent is providing a fairly simple service to client. The client needs x work done, the agency by suddenly pulling you away from client or trying to get...
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    Depends how you look at it. If generation x y, z...

    Depends how you look at it. If generation x y, z millennials or whatever the next gen is called suddenly decides they don't want to spend the next 50 years paying off the mortgage on an overpriced...
  10. Thread: Fluxible...??

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    GOing direct should work to be honest. I've...

    GOing direct should work to be honest. I've worked with a few orgs with very large HR departments yet they're still made to believe they have to pay commission of 10-20% and it's worthwhile for them,...
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    Nobody answer the newbie. Doh, too late. Heard...

    Nobody answer the newbie. Doh, too late.
    Heard of them but don't use personally. Good luck in your contracting career. Save the pennies and by 40 you could be retire, unlike many of these old...
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    Well they did say they're feeling sick and can't...

    Well they did say they're feeling sick and can't face the place. Best avoided but what they heck, if it gets them out of there for a few days to de-stress while still serving the notice period, why...
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    Sounds rubbish. Hand notice in Tuesday, and go...

    Sounds rubbish. Hand notice in Tuesday, and go sick for a few days if you need to. I'm a but surprised they haven't given you notice to be honest.

    I see you mentioned speaking to the director...
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    At no point have I said or given the impression...

    At no point have I said or given the impression I've got gigs because of my nine pager? All I've said is that it's worked for me. I've got the gigs I've wanted, end of story. There might be hidden...
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    Eh? And what about the client/company actually...

    Eh? And what about the client/company actually paying the money to employ? The focus of everyone should be to ensure the client gets the best candidate they can. CV, size, is a small part of that...
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    Don't care about defending it, it works for me....

    Don't care about defending it, it works for me. Current contract was first contract I sent CV in for once I knew I was becoming available. DOn't get me wrong, I know the research, opinion etc....
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    Main CV is 9 pages 19 years. Luckily my CV goes...

    Main CV is 9 pages 19 years. Luckily my CV goes to enough good companies with good people reading it who can decide for themselves to just read the first few pages if they're only interested in...
  18. Well, the company won't be content when their...

    Well, the company won't be content when their £1000 a day contractor buggers off because they find something paying more than their received £100 a day.
    I raised this once at client co, the issue...
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    I don't mind that so much as long as long a it's...

    I don't mind that so much as long as long a it's the client saving the money not the agent pocketing it which is hard to know but I'd raise it with the client. I travel 260 miles a week, pay £22 a...
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    Given how opinion of experts seems to change...

    Given how opinion of experts seems to change daily on things, such as whether something is good for you or not, I just don't know if they can predict the future on the scale of the climate.
    Having...
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    I have a fake rubber arm, that's why I'm always...

    I have a fake rubber arm, that's why I'm always happy at my desk :banana:
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    I'm sure one of my colleagues has just done this...

    I'm sure one of my colleagues has just done this so it's not out of the question. Depends on how you approach it and the reasons.
    To be fair however, you should consider everything up front. Ie, if...
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    Must admit I don't care about notice periods or...

    Must admit I don't care about notice periods or finishing early.
    Regarding the whole commercial arrangement, so are you saying some or all of these contract review services actually get to see the...
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    There's got to be a better way of doing this...

    There's got to be a better way of doing this surely? I mean contracts are rarely individual things. To me this is all a great contractor scam, praying on fear. I cant be bothered to explain all but:...
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    You're welcome ....30 prosecutions a year? FEAR,...

    You're welcome
    ....30 prosecutions a year? FEAR, RIP OFF, ta da :D.
    Sorry, I'm in annoying mood this evening :).
    I wouldnt be surprised if IR35 investigations get dropped given that they're making...
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    love how you people are paying decent sums of...

    love how you people are paying decent sums of money for opinions.
    Like with most markets created based on fear, you're being ripped off IMO.
    Feel sorry for the poor fools reading through all these...
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    Congrats on the new role but one thing - get your...

    Congrats on the new role but one thing - get your finances sorted. And really, the Mrs wants new furniture because it looks dated? Sod that, I buy new furniture when it falls apart and it doesn't...
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    Worked with them in 2003 and again recently....

    Worked with them in 2003 and again recently. Fine. Were monthly billing and payment mid following month so not good in that respect. Cant remember what the terms were back in 2003.
    They also work...
  29. Thread: Top Skillsets

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    Perl 6! If it ever gets going you'll be quids in...

    Perl 6! If it ever gets going you'll be quids in :tumble:
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    Letting agents vary. I used a popular place in...

    Letting agents vary. I used a popular place in London last year and they were a PITA. All they cared about was seeing last years personal income (P60 I think) and making a judgement on affordability...
  31. Thread: Top Skillsets

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    Depends what you do at the moment. X-training...

    Depends what you do at the moment. X-training from C# to Java is easy IMO and vice-versa.
    The number of jobs available doesn't show the full picture. You'd want to know the no of applicants to job...
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    Won't work. Unless the permitractors bugger off...

    Won't work. Unless the permitractors bugger off back to permiedom contracting is destined to become filled by peasants :D (joking). There are far too many out there who will take IR35 sideways...
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    Should file a complaint to be honest. If...

    Should file a complaint to be honest. If behaviour like this isn't highlighted it'll continue.
    Like with bribery etc, it's the responsibility of the company to ensure people are working ethically...
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    Corbyn would have won if he had put the putting...

    Corbyn would have won if he had put the putting down of Boris and Farage in the manifesto for their conning re:Brexit. Anyone who takes the vote and then steps aside is a con-person, bit like taking...
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    Really? How can you decide after 1 day? I've had...

    Really? How can you decide after 1 day? I've had a few contracts that started off a bit rubbish but improved. Were you offered something closer to home?
    I'm not overly enjoying the place I'm working...
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    Why on earth would you think there might be some...

    Why on earth would you think there might be some kind of cooling off period? You're providing a service not buying/using one for a start and it's a professional business contract.
    You signed up to...
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    If they're utter shambolic maybe we should be...

    If they're utter shambolic maybe we should be helping them improve? They also don't have deep pockets to be spending on IT systems, their purpose is to help others using the money donated to them....
  38. 80% of Brexit voters probably.......taking up a...

    80% of Brexit voters probably.......taking up a job someone much younger should be doing, taking away opportunities from others :tongue
    Gonna be a lot of grump old people in the workplace. Some may...
  39. Can't say I've been asked that at interviews for...

    Can't say I've been asked that at interviews for contracts. I'd probably stupidly say something along the lines of I provide a professional service to clients and have no weakness that will affect...
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    Thank gawd the Raving Loonies are unheard of...

    Thank gawd the Raving Loonies are unheard of these days because I think they'd win this one.
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    I asked to stay with the spreadsheet. Part of the...

    I asked to stay with the spreadsheet. Part of the reason why is because you won't get copies of what you've been entering should you leave SJD in the future - not good. So you'll end up keeping...
  42. Thread: Doh

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    Dunno why people continue to bang on about...

    Dunno why people continue to bang on about democracy when only slightly over 50% voted for it, and the driving force was immigration. Would have thought such a decision would have needed a larger...
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    I can't be ar**ed with that these days. If offer...

    I can't be ar**ed with that these days. If offer in bag put feet up until start date :).
    Credit check might be alright. Companies will often check us and our limited companies out anyway and as long...
  44. Does seem to be getting worse though, or is that...

    Does seem to be getting worse though, or is that better? Just found myself doing a disclosure Scotland too for a non-public sector/non-financial role, first time ever.
    Just make a note of everything...
  45. Just need to bring in more immigrants to buy...

    Just need to bring in more immigrants to buy them. The locals won't have jobs so wont be able to afford them
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    No, someone's word is not the same as having a...

    No, someone's word is not the same as having a contract for the period, ie, if they issued a contract after 3 months for the full 5 years then yes, they should stop claiming it at the 3 month point....
  47. Can the word 'jobsworths' be applied here? Kept...

    Can the word 'jobsworths' be applied here?
    Kept them busy for a while anyway. You'll probably find it'll be meeting overload there too.
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    If it's under normal 28-day notice rules then...

    If it's under normal 28-day notice rules then regardless of that something isn't right as you're 6 weeks into a 1 year contract. The situation is they're letting you go, and they could argue the case...
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    Anyone actually started on a government project...

    Anyone actually started on a government project deemed to be outside yet? With CL1 etc I would have thought all or most will be inside, unless it's a very specialised role (where no equiv perm...
  50. Generally the list of docs and things seems to be...

    Generally the list of docs and things seems to be getting longer. Just going through this now.....5 years of addresses lived at , 3 years of references, disclosure Scotland at a cost of £25, a load...
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